Circuit Breaker Books


Circuit Breaker Books is a hybrid publisher that partners with independent authors to release books that meet traditional publishing standards and best practices. Like all publishers, we’re picky about which books that carry our name.

Manuscript submissions must be fiction or creative nonfiction between 60k and 100k words. Manuscripts should be polished and edited. We welcome authors of color and authors from other marginalized communities.

To submit, please send us three chapters of the manuscript and a summary of the book.

We will attempt to respond within two weeks.


Our innovative hybrid model includes the following services in our standard publishing package. Our services are provided exclusively by Paper Chain Book Publishing Services, MindBuck Media, and Paper Jayne. 

  • Two full rounds of editing (once before the book is sent out to reviewers, and a full, final proofread before the book’s release) 
  • Full book design, including:
    • Interior layout for print
    • Cover design
    • Ebook conversion
  • Publication setup and management, including:
    • Registering your book with the US Copyright Office
    • Assigning your book’s ISBN(s)
    • Registering your book with the Library of Congress
    • Setup of your book in Ingram’s catalog for distribution to all major bookstores
    • An online sales page you can link to your own website
    • Regular reporting of book sales and ongoing title management
  • A full 50-hour publicity campaign, including:
    • Press Kit creation and modifications
    • Media list build out
    • Review Pitches/advanced pitches
    • Follow up pitches
    • Listing your book on NetGalley for increased exposure to reviewers, libraries, and booksellers
  • Submission of your book to a custom list of ten awards our awards expert thinks are a great match for your book
  • Setup of one book launch event